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LOA-Web Accessibility Specialist

University of Nevada

Reno, NV,US

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Office of Information Technology is recruiting for a part-time administrative faculty to serve as a Web Accessibility Specialist. This position will assist in evaluating the compliance and accessibility of websites and electronic media (documents, video, audio) currently used on campus with regard to applicable laws and regulations as well as the experience of individuals with disabilities. The position is expected to prioritize assignments that have a direct impact on compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Sec. 508), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), and the University of Nevada, Reno’s own Benchmarks for Measuring Accessibility.

*Conditions of Employment: This is a Part-time Administrative Faculty, Letter of Appointment (LOA) position reporting to the ICT Accessibility Manager. This position is contingent upon funding.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and two years of related work experience or a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and one year of related experience in disability services or in a higher education setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Web Design and Development (HTML5, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, CSS frameworks, etc.)
Accessibility standards including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and PDF/UA.

Skills:

Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite software
Proficient use of Microsoft Office software
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication

Ability to:

Work in a diverse, team-based environment
Communicate with colleagues not familiar with web design, development, and accessibility
Work independently to meet established project goals and timelines

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